Steinway Announces Early Termination of HSR Waiting Period and German
Antitrust and Merger Control Clearance
WALTHAM, Mass., July 23, 2013
WALTHAM, Mass., July23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Steinway Musical
Instruments,Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE: LVB), a global leader in the design,
manufacture, marketing and distribution of high quality musical instruments,
today announced that the Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") has granted
early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust
Improvements Act of 1976, as amended (the "HSR Act"), relating to the
previously announced proposed acquisition (the "Acquisition") of all
outstanding shares of common stock of the Company by KSTW Acquisition, Inc.
("Purchaser"), an affiliate of Kohlberg & Company, L.L.C. ("Kohlberg"), a
leading private equity firm. The Company has also received written
notification from Germany's Federal Cartel Office that the Acquisition has
been cleared to proceed. Accordingly, the condition to the closing of the
Acquisition with respect to the expiration of the applicable waiting periods
under the HSR Act and approval by Germany's Federal Cartel Office has been
As previously disclosed, on July 15, 2013, Purchaser commenced a cash tender
offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock.
Upon the successful closing of the tender offer, stockholders of the Company
who tender their shares in the tender offer will receive $35.00 per share, in
cash, payable without interest and less any applicable withholding taxes. The
tender offer is being made pursuant to an offer to purchase and a related
letter of transmittal, each dated July 15, 2013, and a merger agreement
entered into on June 30, 2013 by and among the Company, KSTW Holdings, Inc.
("Parent") and Purchaser. Pursuant to the merger agreement, after completion
of the tender offer and the satisfaction or waiver of all conditions,
Purchaser will merge with and into the Company and all outstanding shares of
the Company's common stock, other than shares held by Parent, Purchaser or the
Company or its subsidiaries or shares held by the Company's stockholders who
validly exercise appraisal rights under Delaware law, will be converted into
the right to receive $35.00 per share, in cash, payable without interest and
less any applicable withholding taxes.
The tender offer will expire at 11:59 p.m., New York City time, on August 21,
2013, unless extended in accordance with the terms of the merger agreement and
the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities andExchange Commission
(the "SEC"). The completion of the tender offer remains subject to certain
conditions as described in the tender offer statement on Schedule TO filed by
Parent, Purchaser and an affiliate of Kohlberg with the SEC on June 15, 2013.
About Steinway Musical Instruments,Inc.
Steinway Musical Instruments,Inc., through its Steinway and Conn-Selmer
divisions, is a global leader in the design, manufacture, marketing and
distribution of high quality musical instruments. These products include Bach
Stradivarius trumpets, Selmer Paris saxophones, C.G.Conn French horns,
Leblanc clarinets, King trombones, Ludwig snare drums and Steinway& Sons
pianos. Through its online music retailer, ArkivMusic, the Company also
produces and distributes classical music recordings. For more information
about Steinway Musical Instruments,Inc. please visit the Company's website at
About Kohlberg& Company
Kohlberg& Company, L.L.C. is a leading private equity firm headquartered in
Mount Kisco, New York. Since its inception in 1987, Kohlberg has completed 60
platform investments and more than 100 add-on acquisitions, with aggregate
transaction value in excess of $9 billion. Kohlberg has invested over $3
billion of equity capital over its history and is currently investing its
seventh private equity fund, Kohlberg Investors VII. For more information,
Notice to Investors
This press release is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an
offer to sell any securities. The solicitation and the offer to buy shares of
the Company common stock has been made pursuant to a tender offer statement on
Schedule TO, containing an offer to purchase and related tender offer
documents, filed by Purchaser and certain of its affiliates with the SEC on
July 15, 2013. The Company filed a solicitation/recommendation statement on
Schedule 14D-9 with respect to the tender offer with the SEC on July 15, 2013.
The tender offer statement (including an offer to purchase, a related letter
of transmittal and other tender offer documents) and the
solicitation/recommendation statement contain important information that
should be read carefully before making any decision to tender securities in
the tender offer. These materials will be made available to the Company's
stockholders at no expense to them and may also be obtained by contacting the
Company's Investor Relations Department at 800 South Street, Suite 305,
Waltham, Massachusetts 02453, telephone number (781) 894-9770 or
email@example.com. All of these materials (and all other tender offer
documents filed with the SEC) will also be made available at no charge at the
SEC's website (www.sec.gov).
Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements with respect to the
tender offer and related transactions, including the benefits expected from
the acquisition and the expected timing of the completion of the transaction.
When used in this press release, the words "can," "will," "intends,"
"expects," "is expected," similar expressions and any other statements that
are not historical facts are intended to identify those assertions as
forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on a number of
assumptions that could ultimately prove inaccurate, and are subject to a
number of risk factors, including uncertainties regarding the timing of the
closing of the transaction, uncertainties as to the number of stockholders of
the Company who may tender their stock in the tender offer, the possibility
that a governmental entity may prohibit, delay or refuse to grant approval for
the consummation of the transaction, and general economic and business
conditions. The Company does not assume any obligation to update any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future
events or otherwise. Factors that could cause actual results of the tender
offer to differ materially include the following: the risk of failing to
obtain any regulatory approvals or satisfy conditions to the transaction, the
risk that Kohlberg is unable to obtain adequate financing, the risk that the
transaction will not close or that closing will be delayed, the risk that the
Company's businesses will suffer due to uncertainty related to the
transaction, the competitive environment in our industry and competitive
responses to the transaction as well as risk factors set forth above. Further
information on factors that could affect the Company's financial results is
provided in documents filed by the Company with the SEC, including the
Company's recent filings on Form10-Q and Form10-K.
Company Contact: Investor Relations Contact:
Julie A. Theriault Harriet Fried/Jody Burfening
Steinway Musical Instruments,Inc. LHA
(781) 894-9770 (212) 838-3777
SOURCE Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc.
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